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are still reeling from superstorm sandy. here is the latest information that we have. in our region, nearly 19,000 customers are still without power. in fact, bowie high school is closing because there is no power there. bge says 1,475 customers are without power. pepco has 1,518. virginia dominion says over 15,000 customers are without power. nationwide damage estimates from the storm could reach $20 billion. and at least 50 people were killed. today early voting resumes in washington, d.c. and also in maryland. and president obama will be landing in new jersey to survey the damage there. >>> it appears that one coastal, new jersey town cannot seem to catch a break. crews had a hard time fighting a series of natural gas fires because of flood waters and debris that superstorm sandy left behind. this is the very same area that caught fire two days ago and destroyed 14 homes. no injuries have been reported, however. we will have more on relief efforts in new jersey in just one minute. >>> here at home, emergency officials have their eye on the potomac right now, even though we did not get th
to capitalize on superstorm sandy. they sent out an ad saying that people can shop if they're bored. people were upset that the company with try it make mon am i off a deadly storm. >> if your house is on the market, be careful what you may see on the listing. and, also, they're still haunting us. we'll take you inside a local ghost tour trying to dig up the haunted history. anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders... small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups... construction worker: question seven lets us bring good jobs... back home. anncr: the teachers back it... teacher: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >>> tousing our superstorm sandy -- continuing our superstorm sandy coverage. >> abc2 news roosevelt leftwich rep
>>> we are he following some breaking news related to superstorm sandy. take a look at this measmsing pictures. at least 50 homes have been destroyed in raging fire in tweens queens, new york. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service s
, cheryl conner, abc2 news. >>> we no longer have superstorm sandy to worry b now the temperature is starting to fall like a rock. what will the weather be like. we have a look at the forecast. >> reporter: cool and cloudy. that is the setup for the rest of the evening. we had a few breaks of sunshine. that's been pleasant, seeing sandy beginning to losen -- loosen her gri. temperatures falling in the mid-40s out there in spots toward towson and the wind gusts around 30 in annapolis. breezy and chilly for the rest of the night into the early morning hours. it will be a cold start right around 37 degrees. we'll talk about how things will shape up toward election day minutes away. >> you watched as we filed one report after another about how the state was getting ready. sandy never did hit the way we thought but that preparedness came in handy for our neighbors to the west. >> reporter: garrett county by far got hit the hardest. heavy snows blocking roads, trapping people, a situation so dire that the county put a call out for help. >> really, everything that they've asked for. we s
. there have been images of superstorm sandy and kids and want to do something to help. consider donating treats to kids on the east coast whose halloween celebrations may have been disrupted. >> those are all great ideas. >> great idea. unlike those ideas a lot. halloween is over and you might be feeling it's a fact. explain why hurricane sandy might impact the upcoming election, here is jane king with our bloomberg business report. >> good morning. we are surviving. that would be the most honest answer i can give the. widespread power outages caused by superstorm sandy may disrupt the voting for the big election. the democrat election commissioner on long island, new york says power is still out at 90% of the county's polling sites. that is a big problem with voting machines that are electronic. swing state virginia has thousands with out electricity and uses a variety of electronic voting equipment. on wall street, the weekly jobless claims ahead of tomorrow's monthly jobs report, the government says it is going to be out on time. we get another check of the manufacturing industry late
. the next hour of the cnn special coverage of the superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> it is now 3:00 in the morning here on the east coast. we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all over how long. look how posteriorful it is, ripping down trees, crushing cars. at least 13 people dead. five in new york as we've said. the number now customers without power, up to 6.5 million. we've talked about this as a northeast and mid-atlantic storm but 23 states under high wind warnings are advisories right now. cnn estimates that the wind alone could cause damage upwards of $3 billion. already 67 people killed in the caribbean. >> and then take a look at this, what's become a fairly common scene, unfortunately. roads flooded. the water rising nearly above a lot of cars that are parked there. approximately seven, almost eight hours ago this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the united states. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, even snowstorms are threatening the lives and homes of 60 million peop
superstorm sandy. we're talking about new york and of course the new jersey coast. now in new jersey, what we're talking about here's the latest numbers. 1.7million people in new jersey still without power. that number is down about a million so power crews are making some progress. but not fast enough. yesterday governor chris christie said getting them back on the grid is priority number one. >> we're in a triage and attack phase now of the storm. so we can restore power, reopen schools, prepublic transportation back online and allow people to return to their homes if they've been displaced. >> reporter: now for people no new york trying to go back to work two big challenges. first gas, no power, means most gas pumps don't work and the stations that to have power have lines that stretch for miles long. then once they can get gas their second challenge is having enough people in their car to enter new york city. since most mass transit is down, most cars are turned away with less than three people in it. that of course won't apply to the trucks that will heading in from virginia just a littl
at the national aquarium fared during superstorm sandy. >> and sandy still bringing snow to the area. some mixed showers. we'll talk about how to things will develop into the rest of the week. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >>> it wasn't just people we were worried about, but we wanted to keep the animals safe. the national aquarium seemed to and tell pretty well. >> we have a selection of personalities in animals, the same as you see in people. some are aware of changes in the environment. animals handle it very well. we didn't have any issues with them. >> just like a lot of us, the aquarium workers were concerned about losing power and possible flooding but every
to be evacuated. many had standing wart and debris all around. >>> days after riding out superstorm sandy, we see some of new jersey. >> reporter: atlantic city is one of the hardest hit areas. you can see the debris that blue when hurricane sandy came through. along the jersey shower a new view, and not the one most residents and tourists ever expected to see. the coast lien changed by a monster storm. >> i actually grew up in the city. it just hurts a lot. >> reporter: this afternoon dozens of residents came out to see the damage for themselves, telling us and each other stories about how they road out hurricane sandy. >> i was sitting in my room. you didn't know if the window would shatter. >> it's something you can't believe. >> reporter: this man is a doctor. he stayed behind at a local hospital as sandy made landfall. >> they were evacuatin i'm originally from afghanistan. i can relate to this. we didn't evacuate. my son, he wants to see it. >> reporter: normally this is a booming tourist mecca. right now it's empty. there's plenty of damage and most places don't even have power. cleaning u
has died as a result of superstorm sandy. the latest death happen near oakland in garrett county. an elderly man died of shoveling snow in the mountainous region buried under 2 feet of snow. the state highway in ministration has deployed cruise to western maryland to help with the cleanup. in the aftermath, ocean city -- specialists are speaking out. they say levels are rising a century. some say it is too soon to say global warming is a factor but there's evidence that superstars could be the new norm. -- superstorms could be the norm. >> it is clearly -- we will expect more. >> scientists say as it landed more to the south, baltimore could have seen a catastrophic 14 foot storm surge. >> book president of canada are spending today's new job reports. -- both presidential candidates are spinning today's new job reports. with more people starting to look for work, the jobless rate picked up towards to 7.9%. president obama said the numbers are part of a pattern of progress that includes a strong auto industry, rising home values and less dependence on foreign oil. mitt romney call
, road flooded, trees toppled, at least 50 deaths now blamed on superstorm sandy. those stories straight ahead. we're going to look at all that damage and talk school closings. good wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. the storm knocked out power lines for 8 million people across 17 states, as far west as michigan. and today president barack obama will head to new jersey to take a look at the damage caused by sandy. >> yeah, it's bad up there. and abc 2 news' renee marsh is live this morning in hoboken, new jersey, an area that was hit very hard. she's going to show us some of the damage and tell us how the national guard was called in. >>reporter: well, president obama will visit hard-hit new jersey today, and in this hoboken area, the mayor says that some 15,000 to 20,000 people remain trapped inside of their homes because of flood waters. now the national guard is here to help rescue some of those people, but this is just one of many neighborhoods still suffering from sandy's wrath. residents across the eastern seaboard are beginning to pick up the pieces in
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
much. good luck up there. >> thank you. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy still lingering this morning but her days are numbered. the latest on her path coming up next. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a late night fire here in the district. we are live with the latest on the investigation. plus, the race for the white house kicks into full gear today as the president returns to the campaign trail for the first time since sandy. a new poll is out showing an even tighter race. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> the last effects of superstorm sandy are being felt in the mountains. the storm brought up to three feet of snow to parts of west virginia and western maryland leaving thousands in the dark. several more inches are possible before the storm dies out for good later on this week. today, governor martin o'malley will visit those hardest hit. >> you have to keep reminding injureself
is always a scenic spot but superstorm sandy has turned the river near the national historic battlefield into an attraction. >> it's incredible that something like a storm like that can dump this much water off that -- that fast. is amazing. >> it's just rushing through. and coming dangerously close to the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: the monocacy river continued to swell through the afternoon cresting at 21 feet. >> it's really rare for us totable see water -- to actually see water. >> reporter: into chris' backyard, they watched as trees disappeared from view trying to measure the flood. >> this is my very first hurricane and i don't know how the river is going to react. >> reporter: or how people are react to the will be will react to the -- will react to the extreme conditions. too much for two men attempting to use that raft to float down these flooded fields. frederick county fire and walkersville volunteer crews used a tower truck and a boat to rescue them. barbara hubbard says even the dogs were ready to venture out to see the damage. >> they got cabin fever too. [ laughter
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to approve this message. >> will have the latest on the cleanup in the wake of superstorm sandy, and why it could be a long night for some people in maryland tonight. this is what early voting lines look like over the weekend. what can we expect when early voting resumes? =ous >> the last part of the storm we have to be worry about is the tide coming up this evening, from now until lebanon glauconite. -- from now until 11:00 tonight. tomorrow, the storm continues to wind down after an early morning shall work. -- an early morning shower. >> hopefully a lot of people will begin their power back. >> baltimore city schools are closed tomorrow. >> thanks for joining us, everybody. [captioning made possible by constell
>> the impact of superstorm sandy can be seen throughout the state. rescue workers were called to the river at 2:00 yesterday accident. two men were in the water clinging to trees. officials say the man and eventually lost it when the stream began floating down seen -- stream. the american red cross is working on providing basic needs to disaster victims in maryland and delaware region. that includes basic shelter, food, and clothing. 200 workers are now in the area to provide assistance. we have more from the chesapeake region headquarters. >> i am here with the american red cross were all of the efforts to help maryland and delaware are being coordinated year. 200 volunteers are here to help. joining me is salute when tests. you flew in from illinois, right? -- louis fluentes. >> today we will determine isolated areas that have been hurt by the storm and other emergencies that have developed by the storm. >> deploying volunteers to help the residents by the shelter. to go absolutely. my job is to determine where the most damages occurred and where people have been impacted and how many homes h
is lending a hand in the aftermath of superstorm sandy. target is donating half a million dollars in relief efforts to the red cross and the salvation airline and also offering $25,000 in gift cards at local target stores for victims of the storm. rival retailer kohl east is denating $1 million and encouraging employees to assist along the east coast in clean- up efforts. >> that's the kind of rivalry we want to hear about. people competing to help others. >>> still ahead a popular program in our backyard is helping obese children lose weight and get off the couch and start pumping. >> that's fantastic. and research suggests these children have a greater risk for developing diseases that adults normally get. we're going to have more on that story coming up. you're watching 9news now on this friday morning. >>> so how about some sunshine after all these clouds you know? i mean it is fall. we understand the temperatures are going to be in the 50s but a little bit of need for the sunglasses might be necessary. >> you know what? some sun this afternoon and some sun this weekend. quit your whini
it large and super. it is a large storm. so, it is called superstorm sandy. all right. what's going on for today. this jet stream is still bringing in the colder air back towards the mountains. they are dealing with snow in that area. sandy is to the north, it will slide further to the north. but before so plenty of rainfall for today and also very windy conditions. it is cold with the snow back off towards the west and western maryland and also in west virginia. 2 to 3 feet of snow in that area before it is all said and done. here at home we're dealing with plenty of rainfall. light rain in the green. that is the whole viewing area. except for around washington, d.c., aeroalso looking at montgomery county and seeing the yellows and oranges. that is some moderate rain. so, this will continue to pileup today. temperatures right now, we're chilly, luckily we're not colder, that rain would be snow across our area. now as we go through the evening time rain. i'm not going to rule out a flurry. nothing is going to stick, because it is just too warm. the temperatures are too warm for that
delays on inbound 95. >>> in some places, complete devastation left behind from superstorm sandy. this morning the storm is being blamed for 50 deaths along the east coast and nearly 7 million homes and businesses remain without power. >> one of the hardest hit areas, hoboken, new jersey. sandy flooded about half of that town. the national guard arrived last night to rescue thousands of people stuck in their homes and apartments and delivered supplies to fooded areas. >>> we're sharing more video of roof top rescues fr staten island, new york. a helicopter rescued five adults and a child yesterday. in new york city the mayor says it could be several days before the subway is running again. all 10 of the city's tunnels that carry passengers under the east river were flooded by the storm. but there are some small signs of recovery. the new york city marathon will go on as planned this sunday and the new york stock exchange will open today. >>> as officials begin to assess the economic impact made by sandy, it's estimated that she will end up costing about $20 billion in damage and
superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other parts of the north, it is a different story. >> a look at the recovery efforts following this ferocious storm. >> of the orioles players are known for their prowess, but are they taught in their positions in the american league? the answer is coming up in sports. >> >> many people to the north are dealing with enormous problems. some are without power and underwater. >> the damage estimates are now in the billions of dollars. jay gray has the latest from new york city. >> daylight revealed a new jersey shore. rigell with debris and homes ripped from their foundations, the famed boardwalk splintered. this roller-coaster was tossed into the secret >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> entire co
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to superstorm sandy no deductible applies. >> the reason, the national weather service never issued a hurricane warning, which means you only have to pay your standard deductible to fix in the damage. >> a lot of the damage we're seeing around baltimore city is from downed trees like this one. the insurance commissioners owning everyone to -- urging everyone to check the fine print because some of them could get a break. >> iciness start to come. i heard a crash sound. >> a massive tree in his neighbor's front yard came crashing down during the rain and wind. it damaged several properties in the west baltimore neighborhood. the nobles and many other families fled to file claims with a homeowner insurance policies to take care of the damage. there is good news for some homeowners. >> we of confirmed that the national hurricane center did not issue a hurricane warning for any part of the state of maryland during storm sandy. >> many have policies that say it is subject to a percentage of deductible. meaning they have to pay a percentage of the cost to fix the damage other than a flood deductible.
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. the national guard was there to help with any emergency transports. unbelievable. superstorm sandy may even impact next week's election. >> people rushed to maryland's early voting centers last week ahead of the storm. today early voting will resiewp in maryland and -- resume in maryland and the district of columbia along with in person absentee voting in virginia. governor o'malley has also extended the deadline for absentee ballot applications. it's 11:59 p.m. for applications received by fax or e-mail. applications should be sent to the local board of elections. >> opening up at 8:00 a.m. on the remaining early voting days which is earlier than the usual 10:00 a.m. and we will be extending those hours all the way up until 9:00 p.m. >> the governor also announced state resources will help out to get early voting running again in garrett county where sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some spots. we just showed you the pretty pictures. >>> here are the latest power outage numbers. pepco has 501 outages. dominion power has more than 20,000 outages across northern virginia. bge more th
to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned, they're literally trying to pick up the pieces that remain from their homes, the pieces of their lives. yesterday the president and governor chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, ther
in the wake of the superstorm sandy. the ocean also starting to rage, starting to pick up. it's high tide right now, about 9:00 p.m. when it began -- 9:00 a.m., pardon me. so we're starting so tee -- to see these waves roll in. the good news is there is still several feet of sand still between the edge of the seawall and the ocean there, so not any flooding concern at this time or no longer a concern. we have some good news about the folks that remain in the downtown area where the power had been preemptively shut off, that has now been restored, so the power back on. it's very cold, so likely warming up there anybody who did remain in their homes. now, the pier, the fishing pier, we know took some severe damage. a good chunk of it at the end there destroyed. we also know that fager's island restaurant, there's a pier off of that with a landmark gazebo, that gazebo is gone, unfortunately. there's also plenty of flooding damage. the downtown area remains shut down, you cannot travel on the roads between 62nd street and the inlet. they're going to reassess things. crews are out, kind of get
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way north. you get the idea why we're terming this a superstorm sandy because the setup is a large, large system. the storms all the way into the caribbean wrapping around. this will tighten as it comes up. again, this is our set up right now. the latest track again out of the national hurricane center, a concerning one as we see the turn into the peninsula. it has shifted 20 miles north which is good news for maryland. still we're going to be very close to the center of this powerful storm. days of wind, rain, power outages a good possibility. sunday into monday is our key time frame and it will ramp up out to the west. all ready creating seas in the mid 20s, wave heights to 24 feet off south carolina. here is some of the weather through the day. here is florida. it is showing basically the storms continuing to turn through here as we look at the set up. no, mike, can we go back? the setup, i wanted to time lapse the camera. i don't know if we can go back. i was looking to advance the cameras there. there is one as the outer bands continue to make the approach here and then i want
. sandy merged with two weather fronts being called a superstorm. sandy is forecasted to make landfall on tuesday. >> the embarcadero b.a.r.t. station was closed tonight after a man committed suicide on the tracks. b.a.r.t. trains kept running in both directions but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops beca
remains in effect today for western maryland, all thanks to superstorm sandy. >> it's unbelievable. you have to see this video. while we were mostly seeing the rain, look what they're dealing with in western maryland, we're talking two to three feet of snow, certainly creating a big mess and a lot of cleanup for people out there. now, this is what it looks like in garrett county. snowy conditions. it shut down a portion, actually, a huge portion, we're talking a 50-mile stretch of interstate 66 between maryland and west virginia. truckers were basically stranded and the drivers there, they were stuck for about 15 hours. mark wells had to go through about 50 to 60 trees just to get to work. >> it was pretty treacherous. the trees were falling behind me as fast as i was cutting in front of me. i've seen a lot of snow up here, but not from a hurricane. >> the wet and heavy snow is also causing tree limbs to break over power lines, meaning many more are dealing with outages as a the storm, a different version of sandy is being felt across ohio, virginia, west virginia, tennessee, north caro
superstorm sandy. so over a foot in easton. wow! that's a lot of rain. queenstown 9.89 inches, pasadena 8.6 inches, other ocean city 7.2 inches and salisbury 7.4 inches. so i just wanted to show you that. for today, though, it's cold. make sure you do have that big coat as you head out the door. late get a check now of the abc 2 time saver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>reporter: good morning, lynette. definitely going to need a warm halloween costume. unfortunately we are dealing with some storm damage in baltimore county. there was a partial building collapse, the historic whiskey plant on york road, two northbound lanes are now shut down at railroad avenue. you will want to use scwann road, warren road or 83 as your alternate routes. no delays right now on the jfx heading into the city. and if you are using 695 as we check in and daik a look at parkville road, everything is moving right along, no delays. but the roads still could be pretty wet and there could be some trees that remain down on the secondary road that you will need to watch out for. that's a look at your traf
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hideous hybrid of hurricane and wier storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit? how long will it last? our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact. could this storm shut down america's largest city? while power companies are calling in cavalry from out in the hartleyland, millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. could sandy tilt the balance for the race to the white house? it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to rejigger their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. magnitude 7.7 earthquake off the west coast, triggers a tsunami warning for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing story in the hawaii tsunami warning. the threat not completely over. a live report in just a few minutes. >>> we'll start here, of co
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the height of sandy. the superstorm blowing through the streets of manhattan. as we've been telling you, high winds, heavy rain, hundreds of thousands of people without power in new york city this morning. there's also been a breach in a berm in new jersey. and several communities are now even more flooded. that's just the latest after the atlantic city boredwalk collapse. ali velshi is in atlantic city. this boardwalk is the backbone of the city. >> reporter: yeah. most of the boardwalk is intact, about a 50-foot length of it actually got hit last night. not a lot of overnight damage. the wind is still blowing here. you can hear sirens around me. this is one of the hoods from the traffic lights, this just blew over to me. garbage pails. i just went over to the boardwalk, drove across it. again not extensive damage over there. there are at least 500 people in shelters, though. i just spoke to somebody from the red cross who says they're expecting more people in the area. 11,000 people spent the night in shelters but more people are doing so now because they're finding out that this flooding a
by superstorm sandy. new jersey and new york, hit hardest by this storm. >> here's what we know right now. at least 51 dead, at least 2 missing. the national guard, pouring into destroyed and devastated areas. more than 6.8 million homes and businesses out of power right now. >> and we've seen so many astonishing pictures coming from the storms. look at that right there. hoboken, new jersey. those are new york taxis, yellow taxis, all underwater right now. they would normally be racing through the streets of new york. you can't go to downtownyork ri. they are underwater. >> it's unbelievable. and now, for the first time, our cameras are up close in the burned-out coastal town of breezy point. look at that. it looks like a moonscape. a war zone. 111 homes burned to the ground. seeing that is hard to believe. >> sam is going to lead our coverage from the very start. he's in lower manhattan. we want to go right away to wabc's john delgiorno. john, i know firefighters can't get there yet. what are you seeing? >> this is about midway between the popular resort town seaside heights. this is a f
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of emergency in preparation for hurricane sandy. sandy merged with two weather fronts being called a superstorm. sandy is forecasted to make landfall on tuesday. >> the embarcadero b.a.r.t. station was closed tonight after a man committed suicide on the tracks. b.a.r.t. trains kept running in both directions but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt rom
to oversee the response to superstorm sandy. >> this is going to be a big and powerful storm. >> the president is urging residents to heed warnings from officials. parts when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. do not question. do not question the instructions given. this is a serious storm. >> homeland security secretary to the public, says the government is using all resources at its command. she says fema has positioned response teams up and down the coast. >> that means moving teams in from other parts of the country to immediately get in to help with recovery and response. the coast guard is focused on search and rescue. >> the advancing storm battered chortens in new jersey. in new york, lower areas are already flooding. the subway section is shut down and so is the stock exchange. in the capital, amman-essential federal workers were told to stay home. -- all non-essential federal workers were told to stay home. >> it is not that bad yet. we have had a tail wind the entire way out. heading home will be rough. >> the traffic lights are working.
a lot of uncertainty in new york city following the devastation from superstorm sandy. >> at the same time we're also hearing stories of human kindness. tonight on "rock center" with brian williams, we'll see how "30 rock" star alec baldwin is helping his neighbors. natalie morales has the story. >> reporter: after sandy struck much of the lower part of manhattan, it was plunged into darkness. alec baldwin and his wife moved to a hotel to weather the storm. but soon returned to their apartment to help their neighbors. >> in the building we live in, which is a 12-story building with a pent house, in the village they have a lot of elderly people, with no elevator service. as you can see, there's no power here in the east village anywhere. so in our building, you can assume that people who were elderly can't go up and down the stairs to get meals, water, any prescriptions. even if they could get them. walk their dogs. so we volunteered to come today to stand by for a couple of hours, especially during the mealtime, and see if we could be of any help to them. we left to go to a hotel, bec
, annihilated in the wake of superstorm sandy. we're not done with the wind yet. while everyone's cleaning up, sandy is way up here in canada. but all of these winds, when you see the arrows the way they're going. these winds across new york city, are 20-mile-per-hour to 30-mile-per-hour winds that will take us all the way through today. that's all the way from the great lakes, well back into new england, putting up with the strong, gusty winds again today. >> and, sam, we're not done with the threats yet, either. >>> gas leaks could send homes up in flames at any moment. abc's terry moran has the latest on that from bay head. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. as dawn comes up over the atlantic behind me, it's hard to imagine that placid ocean obliterating a sand dune and slamming these homes. you can see it here, knocking homes off foundations. ripping out the infrastructure. there's countless gas lines ruptured up and down this shoreline. that's the main danger now, gas. >> one spark, i know it. just really never expected to be what it was. >> reporter: mary ward, like
of superstorm sandy. jay gray has the latest from atlantic city. >> four days later and still, the furious sandy is too much for some to bear. >> i don't believe this. >> floodwaters carried a boat into esther's home, downed power lines and debris litter her yard. >> we need help here. we truly do. we need someone to come and tell us which way to go. >> many simply aren't going anywhere. >> chaos. it's two miles long. >> lines for fuel and graphic have been for many overwhelming. >> in some cases pushing patience and emotions over the edge. but the difficulties like the destruction stretch for miles along the atlantic coast. >> no heat. we have no power. >> and hope is quickly fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> devastation that, after days of controversy, ultimately forced organizers to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction. it had become a distraction for people who were working and trying to help people. >> help is beginning to show up here, basic necessities like water, food, warm clothes. ♪ >
, see how much you could save. >>> let's get an update on the damage from the superstorm sandy. brian shactman joins us from montauk with more. >> reporter: it's a study of contrasts on montauk. to my left it is gorgeous when the sun peeks through and to the shore there's a hen-foot drop to my left and there was no ten-foot drop yesterday and there's an incredible amount of beach damage. you can see the whole beachfront is destroyed. that was a bar and grill that has never seen damage like that. it is absolutely gone and you walk all the way up the shoreline and you see the same thing. they do think on the north shore, believe it or not, there's more damage because of the storm surge onisland sound. i talked to bill wilkinson the town supervisor, a retired disney executive who decided to run east hampton and he said the local fishermen told him they have never in their whole lives seen as much water come in as came in yesterday, so it's a big contrast. we have a beautiful ocean, a destroyed coastline on the south shore. on the north shore they're trying to assess the water damage. the
superstorm sandy left 16 dead along the east coast. millions on the east coast left in the dark this morning. an estimated 7.8 million are believed to be without power and experts say it could be several days before it's restored. a huge fire ripped through breezy points in queens destroying 50 homes in one of the most remote neighborhoods. new york city subways remain closed after water poured into the subway systems and tunnels around manhattan. an mta spokesperson called it the worst damage to the subway system in its 108-year history. >>> the storm collapsed a construction crane in manhattan. robert frank is in new york on the scene with the latest. robert? >> reporter: there is some new information. i spoke to the fire chief who came out of the big meeting with the building developer, the engineer, the crane op rater and he said they're at the mercy of the weather. they cannot do anything including inspecting the crane until the winds up there die down to less than 35 miles an hour. let's take a look and i'll tell you the latest plan for d dismantling this crane over midtown manhattan t
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. sandy is a superstorm. >> this storm is going to be destructive, historic, and unfortunately, life-threatening. >> and it will often come in waves of wind and rain. do not be lulled into a false sense of security if the wind dies down or the rain dies down momentarily. take a look at the wind field. this is not just a coastal event. this moves well inland with the strong winds. the winds will be hurrica hurricane-force for a long time. that span will go far inland, almost to buffalo, well on the way to chicago. we're looking at the winds from 20, 40, to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts. side waist raining bands on wind in southern new jersey. the heaviest target for the next few hours. this storm will move inland. it will have heavy rain indand for days to come. where the storm is supposed to make landfall, ginger zee is right there. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, sam. right here in atlantic city. this was covered in water at high tide. look at the violent serurf off my left here. that is not close to what they'll see tonight. the second high tide at around 8:00 p.m. see the bar
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in the jet stream and sandy is a superstorm. >> this storm is going to be destructive, historic and unfortunately, life-threatening. >> and we've got to talk about wind and rain from this storm, first. those are first the likely things that will cause the most damage early on in this storm. a quick look at its windfield. we'll show you is this not a coastal system. watch this thing come onshore and it spreads winds all the way in, look at that, chicago, you're getting winds. down south, atlanta you'll be feeling winds from the storm. take a look at the rainfall. again, this is not just the coastal storm. the heaviest rain is where the storm will come on shore. in that says, 6 to 12 inches of rain. that's exactly where ginger zee is this morning right on the shore in atlantic city. the exact spot that forecasters expect the storm will come on. ginger. >> that's right, sam, this storm is 250 miles away from us. it will be ground zero tonight when it comes onshore tonight. imagine, though, four to eight-foot wall of water, add 10 to 20-foot waves, come with me push all that water r
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